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Colorado unemployment increases to 2.9 percent in August

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Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to July was 4,500 rather than the originally estimated 2,800.

Governor Declares September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month.

Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with just a handful of events.  The annual series has grown exponentially over the last 14 years, through good times and bad, and Workforce Development Month 2018 is bigger than ever, yet still focused on finding solutions to the critical issues facing our economy, solutions that will keep our workforce strong and growing.

Steps to Prepare Your Business for Disaster

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Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA), "Roughly 40-60 percent of small busiensses never reopen their doors following a disaster."

Colorado Unemployment Rises 0.1 Percent in July

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Employers in Colorado added 2,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,737,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 100. June estimates were revised up to 2,734,500, and the over the month increase from May to June was 9,100 rather than the originally estimated 4,200.

Colorado Unemployment Improves Slightly in June

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Employers in Colorado added 4,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,729,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,700 and government increased 500. May estimates were revised up to 2,725,400, and the over the month increase from April to May was 9,700 rather than the originally estimated 7,700.

Colorado Unemployment Down Slightly in May

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Employers in Colorado added 7,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,723,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,400 and government decreased by 700. April estimates were revised down to 2,715,700, and the over the month increase from March to April was 5,900 rather than the originally estimated 7,200.

UPDATED: Interactive Map Guide to USDA and SBA Colorado Drought Disaster Designations and Assistance.

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With drought conditions continuing over one-third of the state, The United States Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration have added seven more counties to the list receiving primary disaster designations from the two agencies. Primary counties now account for 31 of Colorado's 64 counties. Eleven more are eligible for assistance as neighboring counties.

Northeast Colorado Manufacturing Partnership Presents Second Annual Expo

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Representatives from manufacturing companies will be coming together June 29 for the Northeast Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NECOM) Expo, running from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Northeastern Junior College, 100 College Avenue in Sterling. The Expo promotes local manufacturing and brings people together to learn, network and share information vital to the industry's continued growth.